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health week

Good Question!

Because the health status of males in most countries, including Australia, is generally poorer than that of females.


More males die at every stages through the life course, more males have accidents, more males take their own lives and more males suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females at the same age. Men are also, less frequent visitors to their doctors.


Men’s Health Week aims to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.


We are asking some of our local men what is important to them and how they stay happy and healthy.  

Frank Wilkie

Age 57

Deputy Mayor Noosa Shire,

former journalist and high school teacher.

Dan McNamara

Age 50+

Pomona Police Sergeant.

Rod Mulder (left) &

Colin Thompson (right)

Both Aged 70+ 

Deputy Treasurer & President

Men’s Shed Pomona

Michael Robinson

Age 48

Pomona resident, Real Estate Agent

Brian O'Connor

Age 65+ 

Pomona local and community advocate.

David Buttenshaw

Age 65

Pomona resident and lover of life

Andrew Flannagan

Age 56

Long time Cooran resident, lover of adventure and the outdoors

Andy Pike

Age 50+

Cooran resident, Physiotherapist

Ben Byrne

Age 32

P.E. teacher Pomona State School

Geoff Bailue

Age 65 

Lions Club and Probus Club volunteer.

Stephen Hilditch

Age 65+

Retired Pomona Businessman and community volunteer extraordinaire